Soccer-Euro-Germans prepare to down tools for Turkey semi-final

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FRANKFURT, June 25 (Reuters) - Germany is preparing to grind to a halt on Wednesday evening as German and Turkish workers across the country down tools to watch the Euro 2008 semi-final between their two nations being played in Switzerland. Manufacturers ranging from carmakers Daimler and BMW to Europe's biggest engineering group, Siemens, are making special provisions to allow staff to watch the game (1845 GMT). The match is eagerly anticipated in Germany, where about 2.7 million people ...

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